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January 19, 2015

Mass. officers fatally shoot man who stabbed mother to death

Two police officers fatally shot an agitated man armed with at least one knife early Monday morning before finding his mother stabbed to death - Full Story
January 19, 2015

Video: Utah cops remove cuffs, man grabs knife in fatal OIS

The footage from the Wednesday shooting shows how quickly a relatively calm arrest can turn violent - Full Story
January 19, 2015

Calif. police fatally shoot man who pulled knife on contractors

The man chased two men with a knife, attempting to stab them, when a witness called police - Full Story
January 16, 2015

Man killed by Ohio airport police had knives taped to his legs

Man's behavior was "consistent with someone who intended to hijack an aircraft" - Full Story
January 16, 2015
Ill. officer says he feared for his life in fatal beanbag shooting

Ill. officer says he feared for his life in fatal beanbag shooting

Officer who fired beanbags at a knife-wielding 95-year-old man who later died testified at his trial Thursday that his action was prompted by the fear - Full Story
January 13, 2015
Ill. officer stands trial in fatal beanbag shooting of armed man

Ill. officer stands trial in fatal beanbag shooting of armed man

Officer's attorney argued that officer did what he was trained to do to subdue a dangerous suspect who was coming at him with a knife - Full Story
January 12, 2015

2 NM officers charged with murder in deadly standoff

Officers fatally shot James Boyd, who was holding two knives, during an hourslong standoff in March - Full Story
January 09, 2015

Video: $8M suit filed in fatal Pa. police shooting of armed man

Todd William Shultz was shot 17 times outside of a Kmart in December 2012 after failing to drop a table knife and pair of scissors he was wielding - Full Story
January 08, 2015
Police responded often to home of armed man killed at Ohio airport

Police responded often to home of armed man killed at Ohio airport

Bomb squad found containers of frozen urine in the vehicle of man who police say lunged at an officer with a knife and was fatally shot - Full Story
January 08, 2015
Police fatally shoot knife-wielding man at Ohio airport

Police fatally shoot knife-wielding man at Ohio airport

Man lunged at an airport police officer with a knife during a confrontation - Full Story



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